27 November 2007
A FINE BROWN AND WHITE JADE GROUP OF TWO MONKEYS
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Finely carved in the round, depicting two monkeys, seated facing each other, embracing a large peach, the white stone has a pale sugar-brown tinge, with small areas of russet surface inclusions
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) long, stand
Victor Topper, Toronto, Canada
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Robert Kleiner, Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, Hong Kong, 1996, no.188
Christie's New York, 13-26 March 2001
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, August 2003 - December 2004
The auspicious imagery of the monkey and peach conveys a wish for longevity.
Compare a very similarly rendered spinach-green jade monkey and peach group from the Avery Brundage Collection illustrated by T. Bartholomew, Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 198, no. 7.40.1. Compare also a smaller white jade monkey and peach group from the Hartman collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2006, lot 1421 where the monkeys' facial features are very similar to those on the present example.
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